Holdens Contrast
True sire who has it all….temperament, breeding and performance

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39 Bean Creek Road
Old Bonalbo  NSW  2469

Holdens Contrast's story
Holdens Contrast & Douglas McInnes
Holdens Contrast & Douglas McInnes at home at Oakbank.

Thirteen years ago Boyd Holden decided to breed four mares to a young upcoming 6 year old stallion by the name of Hazelwood Conman.  One of these mares was Glen Alpine Trinket, she was a mare purchased from Bobby Kahan that Dick Clark had bred.

The resulting foal was a brown colt he decided to name Holdens Contrast.

Contrast was broken in by Tony Flatley from Casino NSW then used as a work horse, doing many many miles of mustering in tough rocky country with Boyd.

Up until 2018 Contrast had never been campaigned, he had always been to a few campdrafts every year with various handy riders and had always finalled and/or placed.

Holdens Contrast & Jim Daley, Warwick 2017.
Photo by Stehen Mowbray. Holdens Contrast & Jim Daley, Warwick 2017.

In late 2017 the decision was made to send Contrast with an exceptionally talented rider by the name of Jim Daley. Contrast was dropped off to Jim one weekend and the following weekend he had him entered for the Novice at the Allora Polo Draft where they placed 1st making Contrast a Novice horse and eligible to be entered in the Warwick Gold Cup.

For what was left of the season Jim took Contrast to 4 other drafts where he finalled and placed including a 2nd place at the Warwick Sponsors Draft and making the second rounds of both the Gold Cup and the Canning Downs.

Sadly Jim and his family had made the decision to move back to WA and his and Contrast’s partnership whilst great was short lived.

Toowoomba Landmark Supreme 2018 Jon Templeton and Holdens Contrast
Charlie Keegan Photography.
Toowoomba Landmark Supreme 2018
Jon Templeton and Holdens Contrast

Then came the decision to have a serious go and send Contrast to one of the best campdrafters in the country and the horse was partnered with Jon Templeton. Again the horse was dropped off to Jon and at their first draft 1 week later they placed 5th in the ARBC Dalby Novice.

Well the rest they say is history….in less than 12 months of drafting Jon and Contrast have placed and finalled in multiple Novice and Open drafts including winning the Monto Silver Buckle Novice.

The 2018 campdraft season ended in a big way with an equal second in the Warwick Stallion Draft and making the final for the Gold Cup.  Next stop Landmark Classic Tamworth.


Contrast is currently campaigned by Jon Templeton and has been consistently placing and making finals.

Highlights include:


  • Warwick Gold Cup
    • =2nd Warwick Stallion draft
    • Gold Cup finalist
  • 1st Monto Silver Buckle Novice draft
  • 5th ARBC Dalby Novice
  • 4th Roma Golden Hobbles Novice B Campdraft
  • 4th Toowoomba Supreme CIA Open draft



  • 1st Allora Polo Downs Maiden draft
  • 2nd Warwick Sponsors draft

Holdens Melody

  • 4 yo old mare (2019)
  • Sold $7,000

Holdens Emerald

  • 6 yo mare (2019)
  • Sold $10,000

Sire: Hazelwood Conman

Hazelwood Conman has reached legendary status and is a truly great sire.  He has: a great pedigree, a successful performance record of his own and proven progeny.

Visit Hazelwood Conman’s page to read his story.


ASHS Registration #: 243546
Foaling Date: 08/10/2005
Height: 15.3 Hands
Breeder: Mr BA Holden
Current Owner: Mr BA Holden

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2019 Landmark Classic progeny for sale

2019 Landmark Classic progeny for sale by Holdens Contrast

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Posted by Jon Templeton on Sunday, 27 January 2019


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Old Bonalbo  NSW  2469

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